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Tank Tears Up Remembering Aaliyah Co-sign Of His Music

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Tank did some background vocals early in his career for the iconic Aaliyah and reminisced about the star encouraging him to keep at the music business.

The music business is something that millions of people try to burst into and it is not easy. The industry has seen its fair share of artists who have had one hit wonders and also come and go. Not every time does the world get to see the most deserving talents passed over and it may take some exposure from one of their peers to attain their big break.
On his episode of Drink Champs, R&B veteran Tank took a walk down memory lane as he spoke about working with the late Aaliyah all those years ago. He helped sing background vocals and collaborated on her smooth jam “Come Over.”

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“Aaliyah told me, ‘You’re ready,'” said the singer. “You’re ready for this sh*t. And like, nothing vali—” It was then that Tank stopped to compose himself as he was overcome with emotion. “Nothing validates you more than a woman. When Aaliyah says ‘you’re that guy,’ that makes all the difference in the world.”

In May of last year, Tank caught up with Elle‘s Song Association and talked about how his addition to “Come Over” came to be.

“The song you hear me on, ‘Come Over,’ I just happened to walk in the studio that day. We were going to check on baby girl, and she was working with Johnta Austin,” he said. “As soon as I walked in, she said, ‘Tank can do it,’ Johnta said, ‘Tank can do it,’ and I was like, ‘Tank can do what?'”

Check out the clip from Tank’s Drink Champs episode below.

 

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Watch the full interview below.